Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Takayama

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See one of the main features of the renowned event at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. The ornate festival floats pass through the city during the festival, in line with a tradition begun around 350 years ago. With the festival taking place twice yearly, the floats get displayed when not in use in this large hall. Walk between the carefully crafted floats, admiring the subtle differences in design between each of these 17th-century treasures. A short video explains the roots and traditions of the festival, helping to contextualize the respect and reverence with which each of the floats is treated. Put Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall into our Takayama itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The entrance fee is quite expensive, but if you are in Takayama, you have to see it. It is worth while.  more »
  • This is well worth a visit if only to see the fantastic float which gives you a sense of how much work was put into them Why only four stars? The simple reason is that all the displays are behind glas...  more »
  • There are two carnivals, one in the Spring and one in the Autumn. This exhibition houses four of the eleven used for the the Autumn carnival. They are changed occasionally so a repeat visit after a wh...  more »
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  • On display are a selection of the floats used in Takayama's famous festival. The floats showcase the craftsmanship that Takayama is famous for. The last time I was there there was an English earphone guide that you could borrow which had a brief explanation of each of the floats.
  • Nice display of ceremonial floats . The museum also exhibits various traditional japanese artefacts
  • I do not think it is worth the entrance fee. Really what you see inside are 3 floats, a 10 minute video of the festival (which is NOT fully translated to English) and that's it.
  • Nice things to see but very expensive fir a museum which can be seen in 15 min.
  • Lovely storage/museum for the Takayama Festival Floats. Some as really massive, weighing tons each, with amazing detailing. Not all the floats are on display at one time as they're on rotation. Multi-language voice guide is available at the entrance. No-flash photography is allowed.